Aromatase inhibitors with bone weakness.

Hi, i was diagnosed with BC 4yrs ago, I was on tamoxifen for nearly 3yrs, now switched to exemestane, started them last April. Had a bone bone density scan last November, just recently got results back saying that the bones in my spine/hip are a little thinner for someone my age…I’m 57! I’ve been in touch with my GP, I’ve been told to take Vitamin D3 and a calcium, also to start taking bisphosphonates to strengthen bones, I was sceptical to take these, as I read there is a small risk of dental problems…jaw etc. My GP has stated this is very rare and that taking bisphosphonates will really help my bones in the long term, if I don’t, the risk is high of having a bone fracture and developing osteoporosis. Has anyone come across these issues while on aromatase inhibitors?.

Hi Munchkin

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